John Mayer might be honored with Billboard’s Legend of Live Award and Shawn Mendes will settle for inaugural Artist of the Year Award.
Billboard, the world’s largest voice in music, on Tuesday (Sept. 18) introduced its first slate of audio system, panelists and award winners for this 12 months’s Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards, previously referred to as the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. The annual occasion, set to happen on Nov. 13-14 on the Montage in Beverly Hills, California, brings collectively dwell music’s high business insiders, energy gamers and artists for a 360-degree take a look at the challenges and alternatives dealing with the business.
On the night of Nov. 13, John Mayer will settle for the annual Legend of Live Award on the Billboard Live Music Awards. The evening’s highest honor will rejoice Mayer’s intensive touring profession and his ongoing contributions to the business, particularly highlighting his profitable tour with Dead & Company in addition to his collaboration with Dave Chappelle on the Controlled Danger Tour.
Billboard may even honor Shawn Mendes with its inaugural Artist of the Year award, recognizing the success of his Illuminate World Tour and his upcoming enviornment tour off the again of his not too long ago launched third, self-titled album. Mendes and his supervisor Andrew Gertler, of AG Artists, will sit down for an interview in the course of the Live Music Summit with Billboard’s West Coast Editor, Melinda Newman, to debate how artists can construct a deep reference to followers by combining on-line interactions with actual life experiences.
Additionally, Billboard will introduce a brand new award class to this 12 months’s Live Music Awards program honoring business pioneer Chip Hooper. Hooper performed a necessary function within the touring careers of acts akin to Phish and Dave Matthews Band and was instrumental within the development technique of Paradigm’s music division. Developed in affiliation with Hooper’s household and Paradigm, the Chip Hooper Award might be offered to a younger rising star working as an government in artist illustration, administration or live performance promotion. Nominations for this award at the moment are open and might be despatched to email@example.com.
The convention portion of Billboard’s Live Music Summit and Awards will see plenty of artists collaborating in keynote panels and interviews together with the latest winner of American Idol, Maddie Poppe, who might be joined for an interview along with her supervisor Jonathan Shank. Ken Casey, founder, bassist and vocalist of Dropkick Murphys, may even take the stage together with his longtime supervisor Jeff Castelaz. Lastly, singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon might be accompanied by his agent Josh Huminston, of APA Agency, to debate the success of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.
This 12 months’s schedule of panel discussions will embrace the “Investing in R&B, Hip-Hop, and Gospel” panel, targeted on constructing equality in distinctive platforms throughout the dwell markets for hip-hop, R&B and gospel, will embrace a dialog with Shawn Gee, president of Live Nation Urban; Marcus Allen, co-founder of the Broccoli City Festival; and Kirk Franklin, award-winning gospel singer. The Live Music Summit may even host the keynote panel, “Out of Balance: Does the Touring Business Need an Inclusivity Rider?” that includes Kevin Shivers, companion in WME’s Music Division; Heather Lowery, vice chairman of expertise & touring at Live Nation Urban; Dina LaPolt, leisure lawyer at LaPolt Law; and Lou Taylor, CEO of Tri Sports and Entertainment Group and famend enterprise supervisor.
“This year’s conference has made a deep investment in promoting diversity in the music industry. We are thrilled to introduce so many high level panels focused on tackling the need for inclusivity in live entertainment,” mentioned Billboard’s senior correspondent for touring and dwell rntertainment, and Live Music Summit and Awards programmer, Dave Brooks. “With the addition of two new Billboard Live Music awards and with our growing schedule of strong panels, we are ready to give the touring and live entertainment industries the recognition they deserve.”
For extra info, and to remain up to date on new panels and bookings added to the schedule, please go to billboardlivemusicsummit.com.